Snippet Sunday - FRESH BEGINNINGS 05/07/2015 #romance #Mustread #Route66

We continue with Fresh Beginnings, Jared's story as he travels through five states
 in the US in a Motorhome. I used our itinerary from our US travels two years ago
 and wrote a romance story around in.
Jared has just arrived in the US.



Ivy shook her head vehemently. "Not this time, Dylan. There's always an excuse for your drinking. Your father's death. Your broken leg. The police taking your bike—"
"Hey, that was truly unfair," he interrupted.
"And now your job. I want more of this life other than this trailer and surviving from week to week."
He nodded. "Okay, honey. We can do that."
"No!" She reached for her bag and began throwing her few belongings into it. "I can do it."
With heavy shoulders, she sat on the edge of the bed. "I need to do it," she whispered. "I owe it to myself to find out whether I was meant for bigger things."
At some point in her life, things had gone bad. She'd been raised by her mom, who had worked hard to make ends meet every day. She'd left years earlier, when she was only twenty-two, to have more in her life than working for money and then wake up in the morning to go to work again—and not getting anywhere. Her mother had always said that much of life just happened and was out of their control. Well, she disagreed. 


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  1. "...working for money and then wake up in the morning to go to work again—and not getting anywhere."

    Sadly, this is my life.

  2. So good she's taking her chances now and getting out while she has the impetus. Good snippet, Iris. :)

  3. Good for her! I love this, Iris--she makes a lot of sense. :)

    1. Thanks Sarah. Really appreciate your comment!

  4. A very relate-able heroine and I admire her decision to explore the possibilities NOW. Great snippet!

  5. The last line says a lot about her character. Good job.

  6. Yes, that seemed right a lot of people believe this is life and there is nothing else to it. She really needs to move on.

  7. Oh that is definitely a relatable feeling! Spot on, Iris. Great snippet that really speaks a truth about life. I really hope she leaves that sucker, grabs life by the horns, and goes for a wild ride to find something better. Don't give up, Ivy!

    (If my comment on your last snippet from earlier today didn't go through, I apologize. My computer seems to be wonky.)

  8. Her despair is palpable. While I think she might be a little unrealistic, if you don't have dreams you never will get anywhere. Good snippet.

  9. Very emotional scene. The pacing of it is good as well.